• Thank you! Dance Concert, Weekend Updates

    Dear da Vinci Families,

    I hope you are well. Although this has not been an easy week for our community, on behalf of the staff, thank you so much to ALL those who contributed time and delicious treats to make Staff Appreciation Week special. Your caring and supportive energy were huge. 

    Ms. Spiegel’s passing rocked our community to our core. Thank you to all staff, families, and students who honored her Family at Jasmine’s moving funeral on Sunday. The district support on Monday, helped us all cope with this untimely and tragic loss. Her love of teaching at da Vinci, her genuine enthusiasm for the arts, and her amazing ability to connect well with students will be remembered and missed forever. She touched us all and will remain in our hearts and minds. Thank you to all who were able to honor her short, but wonderfully rich life! 

    An Auction Update

    Our very successful Auction was a tremendous boost to our PTA and da Vinci Foundation—Thank you! Our Foundation balance is now just over $60,000, and to fully restore two sections of English Language Arts and two sections of dance, our goal, by June 30, 2017, is  $80,000. 

    Is this doable? We think it is. If you missed the event, there are still some FANTASTIC items to bid on here including tickets to the Pendleton Round Up, a NEW Wine Tasting Party and an old FAVORITE, Margarita Mamas https://davinci.schoolauction.net/auction2017/catalog/online 

    If you have not had a chance to give this year, now is your perfect opportunity. We are hoping for 100% participation as Foundation dollars impact every student in the building. Join the hundreds of parents, grandparents, and friends who have supported the da Vinci Foundation this year. Join us by clicking the Red All Hands Raised button now and make a direct gift (choosing da Vinci) or better yet, set up a monthly recurring gift. Every gift from $5 or $5,000 makes a difference.

    Attend our next Dine Out this coming Tuesday, May 9, at Pizzicato (28th and Burnside). 

    Don’t miss the Dance Concert tonight at 7:00 or tomorrow, Saturday at 3:00 or 7:00! Celebrate our amazing dancers and staff!

    Thank you much!